In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.“Don’t search for Jesus in far lands; He is not there. He is close to you; He is in you
Holy and loving St. Teresa, the love of Jesus on the Cross became a living flame within you, and so you became the light of His love to all those who are sick, elderly, dying and unwanted. Help us to stay with people who are suffering as you did. So that we may have eyes to see the sick, elderly and dying and give us helpful hands to care for them.
St. Teresa, as you loved and served Jesus through your work upon Earth, we humbly ask that you continue your work in heaven and intercede for us in our needs… (Mention your intentions here). Teach us to allow Jesus to fill us so completely that our lives my also radiate His light and love to others.
Her service to the poor is a testament to her faith-filled heart that so lovingly touched the broken bodies of the sick and in doing so she was touching the body of Christ.
Dearest Heavenly Father, help me to see and serve the sick as she did. That we may also see Jesus hidden under the distressing disguise of the sick. So that our act of love that is done for the sick, elderly and dying may be done to Jesus himself.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!
— Vatican Site (@vatican_site) August 27, 2017